Sanchez Rooting For Hendricks & Ellenberger

Sanchez Rooting For Hendricks & Ellenberger


Diego “The Dream” Sanchez has taken to his twitter account and made his thoughts known, regarding his feelings about 2 very important upcoming bouts in the welterweight division.

Diego is whole heartedly rooting for Johnny Hendricks to beat GSP and for Jake Ellenberger to defeat Rory MacDonald.

One can only speculate as to why, but if we were to speculate, it might be reasonable to deduce, at least in terms of GSP, that there could be some long-standing bitterness on the behalf of the Dream towards Rush and dating all the way back to St. Pierre joining Greg Jackson’s camp and Sanchez’s feeling slighted, that the 170 pound champion was brought in. It could also well be (simply) that he’d like to see the champs success derailed.

In terms of Ellenberger, it might well be that he wants MacDonald crushed so that he can seek a re-match with “The Juggernaut” and avenge his 2012 decision loss, to him. Then again, perhaps the 31 year old Diego is miffed with the success that the 23 year old MacDonald has had in the UFC and wants him too, handed a defeat and knocked out of contender status.

Either way, the division obviating Sanchez is making his (currently fighting at 155) sentiments public.

However and regardless and as a big Diego Sanchez fan, he has bigger problems to worry about other than the goings-on in the 170 division this summer and fall. The Dream must square-off against Gilbert Melendez on October 19th (UFC 166) and that’s not going to be an easy fight. “El Nino” could well be the best fighter Sanchez has ever faced and most certainly, the best 155’er he’s ever faced, with the (possible) exception of BJ Penn.

Diego is a great fighter and fighter’s speaking their minds is always great for the fans, but for the time being he should keep his focus on Melendez and off of the 170 division. Maybe even more to the point, Diego needs to pick a division and stick with it. The division I hope he ends up sticking with is 155 and not 170. He can be a force in that division, but I don’t see him being able to hang with the best of 170 and that includes the 2 guys that he wants to see loose over the next few months.

I wish the best of luck to him in his upcoming bout and should he beat Melendez, he should be in the mix for a title shot.


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  • TheRealDeal

    Who gives a rat's *** what the ********* thinks?

    • TheRealDeal

      That's rat's a$$, and whet dream. Didn't realize there is now a "G" rating here….

  • enjoylife321

    Greg Jackson is only too quick to bring in new talent to his gym just ask Rashad Evans. However, at the end of the day you do need other welterweights in your gym to train with. Having a GSP in your gym can only make you better.

  • Entity

    Im ok with those picks 8))

    • Brian Cox

      …ugh. I can't believe you would want either GSP or MacDonald to loose, but they are assuredly tough fights for both.

      Hendricks and Ellenberger are amazing challenges and should both prevail, good for them and in particular, good for Hendricks. Should he win though, I don't think he'll last long as a champ. I think he's too uni-dimensional.

      Should GSP and MacDonald win, how long before a fight between the two becomes inevitable? Should it, I think GSP would stomp all over Rory. It's a fight that I hope does not come to pass.

      I wish I could watch both fights with you and either buy the beer and wings or simply enjoy the beer and wings, because "you" had to buy them and because you had lost the best MMA bet that can be made…wings and beer, says… my guy beats your guy. :-)

      I'll say this though, should they loose I will know that my guys were beat by great fighters and I shall not complain.

      • Entity

        I like GSP ok, theres just been a few too many decisions IMO, new blood isnt bad. Rory I dont care for, he has the doosh factor. If Rory leaves himself open, it will be a short night for him.

        • Brian Cox

          I can live with that, certainly on GSP. I love the guy, but…

          As to Rory, I'm sold on him. I still don't think he could beat GSP, but I'm sold on him as a future Champ. I like the kid. I love his no BS demeanor and how he never rises to the bait, gets personal or emotional…it's just a scheduled beating. Sorry, but I love the kid; win or loose.

          Strangely enough, in having no personality, he has more personality than Ellenberger.

          He's Spock and "Data", all rolled into one. I respect Ellenberger's power and wrestling, but Rory is a more rounded fighter, overall.

          I think so much of this fight that I believe it's more main, than co-main, on a card.

          "Eyes Wide Shut", to you. Stanley, laughs at the sheep.

  • j_flood1878

    Someone's jealous, rory is the future champ, I 110% hope rory smashes him, although the GSP bit doesn't bother me because if he keeps winning rory won't fight for the title. GSP always finds a way to win though.